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GEOG 1HA3 Lecture Notes - Industrial Revolution, Division Of Labour, Neolithic Revolution


Department
Geography
Course Code
GEOG 1HA3
Professor
Michael Mercier

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Population Geography I: The big picture
Objective and introduction
-The study of population and population geography
History of population growth
Distribution and density of global population
- Current population 7.1 billion, increases 75 million per year, india & china consists of 1/3 of entire population
Some questions:
Where do 7.1 billion people live?
What factors underlie this distribution?
What are the implications and consequences of this distribution?
Objective:
Describe
Explain
Interpret
Demography: the study of population
Demos
Graphe
Population geography – study of the spatial components of demography
Of concern to population geographers
Growth (or decline) of population over time
Spatial differential growth (or decline) of population
The causes, and consequences, of population change
Spatial distribution of population & the consequences with respect to gloval resources
History of population growth – I
How have global population levels changed over the past 12,000 tears (the Holocene period)?
12,000 yrs BP
2,000 yrs BP
1650 AD (~350 BP)
1800 AD (~200 BP)
c. 12,000 yrs => 2 billion people reached
< 50 yrs => 2 billion people increase
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